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Ed Sheeran Set To Perform At The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

By Chinelo Eze
27 April 2022   |   9:29 am
Ed Sheeran will be a headlining performer at the anticipated Platinum jubilee celebration. Ed Sheeran will lead a musical performance tribute to the Queen's star-studded Jubilee pageant during the finale of the carnival slated for June 5th. His performance will be at the Queen Memorial which is outside the palace kicking off the set-piece parade…

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Ed Sheeran will be a headlining performer at the anticipated Platinum jubilee celebration.

Ed Sheeran will lead a musical performance tribute to the Queen’s star-studded Jubilee pageant during the finale of the carnival slated for June 5th.

His performance will be at the Queen Memorial which is outside the palace kicking off the set-piece parade along a 1.9-mile (three-kilometre) route through central London.

This will not be his first time performing for the royals as eleven years ago he performed at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011.

Sheeran expressed excitement over this when he said, ‘‘I’m proud to be part of the celebration and it’s going to be a great opportunity to bring everyone together.’’

The People’s Pageant is set to take place in a significant building on the last day of the four day holiday in honour of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne and will be watched by over a billion people.

Organisers of the Platinum Jubilee celebration have described it as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience.

In the lineup of the events is a four-act play which will be a rundown that captures the happy and glorious rulership of the Queen.

Other artists expected at the Platinum celebration are Jeremy Irons, Sir Cliff Richard, Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill, Gary Lineker, Rosie Jones, Kadeena Cox, Alan Titchmarsh, and Heston Blumenthal, James Martin, Bill Bailey and Gok Wan.

Other side attractions include an aerial artist suspended under a vast helium balloon, known as a heliosphere, bearing the image of the Queen as well as a giant oak tree flanked with maypole dancers, and a huge moving wedding cake sounding out Bollywood hits, a towering dragon and three-storey-high beasts.

A six-metre-high puppet of the queen as a young princess will be accompanied by a pack of puppet corgis at the parade, while some 1,750 military personnel from across the Commonwealth and 200 horses will also ply the route.